The Sony Ericsson TM506 marks a couple of “firsts” for T-Mobile. Not only is it the first Sony Ericsson to land at T-Mobile in several years, but also it’s the carrier’s first 3G cell phone since it launched its 3G network in May. Though it doesn’t offer a streaming media experience or a wireless music store, it does have a pleasant array of features and decent performance in a likeable design. Also, it’s an appealing alternative to the carrier’s existing 3G models. The TM506 will launch sometime in September; pricing was not available at the time of this writing but it should be less than $100 with a contract.
The good: The Sony Ericsson TM506 has a sleek, easy-to-use design with a brilliant display. Its functional feature set includes world 3G support, a camera, a music player, and Assisted GPS.
The bad: The Sony Ericsson TM506′s external display is small with limited functionality. It supports only three GSM bands and the speakerphone quality is mediocre.
The bottom line: The Sony Ericsson TM506 has a couple of faults, but it’s broad 3G support and integrated GPS makes it a welcome addition to T-Mobile’s lineup.
Specifications: Band / mode: GSM 850/1800/1900 (Triband); Talk time: Up to 420 min; Combined with: With digital camera
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